Town Crier

WILMINGTON — The Wil­mington Town Museum is hosting the 5th annual Haun­ted Woods on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. Travel through the barn and haunted trails of the historical Harden Tavern at 430 Salem St. in Wilming­ton for a fun night of fright. This year’s production will feature nine haunted attractions.

Modeled after a WHS class­room, “The Abandoned Class­room” is like that class you always dreaded in high school, but only worse, MUCH worse.

Find your way through a maze of dark hallways in the “Blackout Room.” Test your courage and sense of direction, just you and the dark unknown.

Then, there is the “3D Glowing Clown Room.” Need I say more about the level of terror in that room?

Follow the scary outdoor trail through the haunted “Cemetery/Junkyard.”

See what terror is brewing in the “Mad Scientist Lab.”

If all that doesn’t make you lose your appetite, a stop in at the “Bloody Butcher Shop” should do the trick!

Visit the “Farmer’s Worst Nightmare” where you will experience things that you have only seen in your worst nightmare.

Take a trip to the “Funeral Home” where the spirits of the dead come alive.

Find out what really happens at the “Insane Asylum” when the patients take over the asylum.

The Haunted Woods Pro­duction was developed by Stephen Valenti, a Wilming­ton High School graduate, who also graduated from college majoring in media production. He is also currently on the staff of Wil­mington Community Tele­vision. Valenti relies on the help of dozens of volunteers to act and help in this production.

The Haunted Woods event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Kid of all ages are welcome, but it may be overwhelming for very young children. There is plenty of free parking behind Harnden Tavern off of Woburn Street.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Wilmington Town Muse­um at Harden Tavern. If you are interested in volunteering for a part, or would like more information on the attractions and production, visit or email

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